The South African Weather Service on Monday issued an early warning for possible adverse weather conditions expected for the Western Cape and Gauteng province later this week as cold fronts make their way into the country.
The cold fronts are estimated to make landfall on Thursday with heavy rain predicted to spread over the entire Western Cape province by Monday evening. Heavy rain is also expected over the southwestern parts of the province, which may lead to localised flooding.
The spokesperson for the Western Cape Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning James Brent-Styan said: “The bad weather will include disruptive rain, strong winds, and snow, especially over the weekend. So, we urge people to take precautions ahead of the bad weather that is expected from Thursday.”
As far as Gauteng is concerned, forecaster Lulama Pheme explained what the province should expect to experience later this week.
“The bad weather will come in later during the week and start affecting the Vereeniging areas and it will spread through to Saturday and the entire Gauteng province will be cold.”